Monday, March 12, 2012


Graphic photos below, so look at your own risk!

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to enjoy a little mini-vaca. Okay, to say that I enjoyed it is a stretch. It is even more of a stretch to think it was a mini-vaca. There was nothing enjoyable or relaxing about being rushed to the ER with massive stomach cramps, only to find out (after sitting in the emergency room for an hour and a half) to find out that I need to have surgery that night because I have acute appendicitis. 

Okay, truth betold, they told me that I was suffering from a mild appendicitis while I was waiting to be taken back for surgery. It was only after my surgery that they said that it was more acute than they thought and that it was a good thing I came in when I did. Apparently, the appendix is roughly three-quarters of an inch to an inch long. Mine was nearly 6 inches, inflammed and resting on top of my bladder. (You don't want to know how I know about that bladder part. Let's just say that there was some post-op uncomfortability.)

Randy was a huge help during the recovery process. Not only did he keep my Junior Mint craving fully stocked, but he is really the best daddy to our little girls. I thought that by the time I was up and moving around, Paige and Addison would forget who I was. They had so much fun with daddy that, I believe, they secretly hoped I would be on bedrest for longer than I was. 

While I was in the hospital recovery my belly button was hurting so bad and at one point after taking a stroll around the hospital floor, I thought I had popped at "stitch". The nurses and doctor kept reassuring me that my "stitches" were fine. Boy was I surprised when I took my bandages off at home to find these little babies in my abdomen. Honestly, I gagged a little. I had Frankenstein's stomach! Haha! Let's just say you won't find me in a bikini anytime soon! 

It has been two weeks since my little "mini-vaca" and I am still sore, but I am trying to stay positive with the knowledge that I will never, ever, EVER have to deal with my appendix again!
I want to thank every one for their well wishes, help, and nightly meals for making this recovery easier. It is nice knowing that I can count on people in mine and my family's time of need. THANK YOU!!!
(Again, sorry about the graphic images. They are on here more for me than they are for you!)


The Gilson Girls said...

oohh...nasty, glad you are ok!

Deon said...

I think I'll choose Hawaii for my own mini-vaca. But, that's just me. Seriously, I'm so glad you are okay! I'm so glad that the worst is behind you! And, I'm so glad that you have such a great family who has taken excellent care of you! My love to you, Jen!

Jenni Elyse said...

I had no idea that you went into the ER and had your appendix removed. I'm glad they got it when they did and that you're recovering. Sorry you're still sore. I hope you continue to recover quickly.

Gwyl said...

You do have a wonderful family and they sure love you lots. Glad you are doing better too!

The McDonald's said...

Deon I'm with you. Hawaii sounds like a much better vacation :) I'm glad you're doing better and I hope you are back to yourself soon